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243-249 Main St

Photo Credit: Brian Kipp

Address

243-249 Main St, Vancouver BC

Alternate Address

157-165 E Cordova St

Neighbourhood

Downtown

Type

Commercial

Significance

C

Description

This one-storey structure was built in 1911 as a fruit stand for owner P. Bancroft for $500. Situated on the corner of East Cordova and Main Street, and also near Hastings Street, its location was ideal for business in the retail and commercial neighbourhood. The two addresses reflect the corner location.

The building was built by Gust. Tampakis to the design of architect C.P. Jones. In its early years, the building was occupied by various confectionery businesses. The Main Mini Mart now occupies the corner of the building, and retail and restaurant establishments occupy the rest of the building.

Source

Vancouver Building Permits, City of Vancouver Directories